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's evacuated due to a bomb threat, new commando-style raids across the u.s. and europe. brian ross has the latest. >>> and, wrestle mania. they've kicked, jumped and flipped their way into the hearts of millions of americans. now, pro wrestling hat its sights set on a really big audience. and that's a "sign of the times." >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," september 28th, 2010. >> good evening, i'm cynthia mcfadden. we begin tonight with a shocking look behind some of the most popular nonfiction films of our time. nature documentaries. these films seek to deliver a sense of wonder at the quirkry private behavior of some of the colorful characters in the animal kingdom. the problem, according to a long-time industry veteran we interviewed tonight, is that some of the most incredible scenes are 100% fake. john donvan has our report. >> reporter: animals on the screen. we love them. beethoven in the movie of that name. lassi, in the classic tv show. and then, of course, there is flipp
in the u.s. is reportedly resurfacing. does it mean more attacks? brian ross has the latest on the new threats that have authorities on high alert. >>> true confession. this woman claimed to be the victim of that vicious acid attack. for the first time, we learn why she planned this hoax and burned her own face. >>> and too many wives? police investigate the family in the reality show "sister wives." one man, four women, and 16 children. will going public send the family to court? >>> good morning. >> good morning. 4 wives, 16 kids? >> maybe they should have thought about that before going on tv. >> the show's going to go on, they say. we're going to have that in our next half hour. >>> first, president obama in full campaign mode. call it his glory days tour. he's in iowa and virginia today, two of his key states from 2008. last night he had a huge college rally in wisconsin, trying to target the voters who surged the polls but have been sitting this year out. and the big question is, can he recapture some of that 2008 magic? because this has been the tea party's year. >
. the latest on the investigation where terry mcsweeney. >> police are giving us intersections where these crimes happened and one of those intersections is 18th and lake shore avenue, about a half block from where i am. the other one at third avenue. both of these started out as robberies and ended up as much worse. one attack happened here near third avenue and 18th street, the other lake shore avenue. the two attacks close together in terms of distance and time both sunday evening. >> both started off as robberies. but he did sexually attack both victims. >> until that investigators produces an arrest and conviction, police are offering advice. >> make sure once you enter your vehicle you lock the door. don't be distracted by electronic devices and cellphones. if you see someone suspicious in your neighborhood, call us immediately. >> advice already observed by many of the women we spoke with this morning who walk and jog near the lake. >> walk when more people are around. >> like anyplace i think you have to be an alert and i carry mace with me at all times when i walk the dog. i
i thought it was over here... ♪ [car horn honks] our outback always gets us there... ... sometimes it just takes us a little longer to get back. ♪ a death row inmate set to die in nearly 48 hours is making yet another appeal tonight. this one to the nineth circuit court of appeals in san francisco. albert brown is scheduled to die one minute after midnight early wednesday morning. he was convicted of abducting, raping and killing susan jordan of riverside. now, more on what could be california's first execution in nearly five years. lilian? >> carolyn, we now know how the state plans to end brown's life. the convicted inmate had until noon today to make his choice. death row inmate albert brown was given the choice how he wanted to die. with a heavy dose or a 3-drug cocktail. >> i think a lawyer's worst nightmare is to talk to a client about how they should choose the way they want to die. >> she is head of the death penalty college at santa clara university. she says the three-drug cocktail is considered more risky because it involves a paralyzing agent. >> the paralytic raised
told and fbi investigators out here on the scene. they're not letting us again near the home which is where the white truck is parked. we want to go to sky 7, overhead right now this, is the same house where police discovered the 73-year-old dead nearly two weeks ago. they've been searching for his son ever since. authorities not releasing identity of the person found in the home here today or the cause of death. all they're saying is that the body discovered here was discovered when authorities came back to the home today to look for evidence again. so we want to take a look at the people that have been involved in this crime spree this, is a photo of frederick salas. police say he may be the fifth victim at the hands of efron valdmoreo. valdmorrow was killed last week following a high-speed chase in which is he believed to have strangled his girlfriend, cindy tran to death. today, police say they consider frederick salas missing. >> no comment on that so far. as you know l. >> as far as we're concerned he's still a missing person until we make a positive identification of the bod
and destroyed dozens of homes. >> terry mcsweeney joins us now from san bruno. nerves rattled again. >> yes. and certainly adds to the uncertainty in this neighborhood. you can see fire trucks, police, pg&e, cleanup crews. the list goes on. a lot of flashing lights. you see the american red cross over there as well. no wonder people out here are on edge. a new report may give them more reason to be that way. >> a day of school for two girls. the school was being evacuated. no one said why. >> i talked to them and they told me there was the smell of gas. >> in the community where the school was evacuated for the same reason yesterday, people are on edge. that's why joe lynch is making sure he stays cool as possible. >> i'm just more concerned about them not getting freaked out again because we did see the explosion and it's had quite an effect on them. i'm just trying to remain as calm as possible with them and reassure them. >> the crestmore children were evacuated to the intermediate school. he couldn't believe it when he heard the announcement her school was coming his way because of the
>> and from all of us here, thanks for watching. we appreciate your time. see you again at 6:00. >>> tonight on "world news," dirty shame. debt collectors harass customers at one of america's biggest banks using obscene threats, racist taunts. brian ross confronts the bank's chairman with the tapes. >>> political theater. stephen colbert on capitol hill to highlight a serious issue. but did it serve his cause? or just show contempt for congress? >>> hostage drama. robbers kidnap a florida bank teller, strap a bomb to his chest, then use him as a weapon to get the money. >>> vintage baseball. the only video of what may be the greatest game ever played, socked away for 50 years in bing crosby's wine cellar. >>> and children's crusader. our troubled schools need a super hero, and we found one. he's our "person of the week." >>> good evening. the phone calls were ugly and harrowing. they came early in the morning, late at night, over and over again. in these tough times, it may be no surprise that debt collectors calls are the country's top consumer complaint, but these ones cros
. he says this won't be his last climb. don joins us live from south of market in san francisco. >> right her at the millenium tower. he climbed the world trade center and sears tower but he says that he had to do this and actually a number of years ago u.s. special forces told him that the world trade center would be attacked he didn't know when but ever since 9/11 he's been carrying around the guilt. >> lacking at the building i mean there's this wall of fear that facing it is so intimidating. >>reporter: i the sky scraper man after his arrest. blisters on the hands and citation for trespassing and public nuisance. but this climb up the 60 story tower was for a reason he says. he believes sky scrapers are vulnerable to another terrorist attack. and that firemen can't battle blazes at this high at talked and more. >> in doing so i felt like i was doing it for all the cancer survivors out there. >>reporter: he's a survivor of stage 4 cancer. almost killed him 10 years ago. that's when he began planning this climb. he ascended slowly with huge suction cup. millenium secu
for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. governor schwarzenegger will visit the san bruno fire site today direct from his asia trade mission. meantime e-mails received by federal investigators seem to offer no definitive evidence of neighbors smelling gas before the explosion. terry joins us live from san bruno. >> the ntsb investigators are the ones who are going to figure out exactly what happened. talk about the automatic shutoff valve and a number of other things that address those e-mail concerns. let's get to it now. vice chairman christopher hart joins me. thank you for being here. as far as finding out the cause of this explosion, what are the possibilities and what is the process? >> i won't speculate as to what might have caused it but the pieces, three pieces of pipe will be arriving in the washington d.c. metalergy lab tomorrow. in other words, did the give because of fatigue. contraction, did that cause fatigue, like bending a coat hanger back and forth before it broke. could it be corrosion, for example, impact damage from excavation. we'll look at all those cause
. police won't say what kind of weapon he used so as not to compromise the investigation. both were women on their way home sunday evening. one getting out of her car. the first attack happened near the intersection of lake shore and east 18th street. another two hours later on 18th and third avenue. and deborah lives in the area, walking her dog at all hours, including after dark. >> i walk my dog at 1:00 or 2:00 in the morning. i'm afraid to do it after hearing about the crime. and this is my life style. >> others say they try to travel in groups or during daylight hours. >> i probably won't come out after dark. >> tony and her friend usually come together but they're going to make a change. >> i was telling my friend we should turn our music down. a bicyclist came on the side of her. she couldn't see her, or hear her. we have ear phones on. >> and those gals decided to turn down music, police are recommending folks don't let themselves be distracted by devices such as phones and other devices in this area and making themselves more vulnerable to attack. >> eight city officials in south
've got to give them a reason to vote for us. >> reporter: with less than 60 days, democrats are feeling the republican wave cresting and are pulling out the big guns. former president clinton is on the trail and soon, michelle obama will be campaigning. democrats are ready to pull money from house incumbents likely to lose, concentrating instead on those who still have a chance to win. >> this is the time when you got to do the hard math, look at the numbers. either you're making the cut or you're not. >> reporter: the news is not good for democrats. the the latest poll shows a gap of 49% to 53%. 6 points that people, voters really would rather go for the republicans than the democrats. david? >> david kerley starting us off on this labor day morning. david, thank you. >> for much more on the issue on every american's mind, jobs, we're going to turn this morning to the secretary of labor hilda solis. madam secretary, good morning to you. thanks for joining us. >> good morning. it's good to be with you. >> i wanted to start with the president, we know in wisconsin this morning and going
always gets us there... ... sometimes it just takes us a little longer to get back. ♪ finally allowed back home in san bruno three days after the massive explosion and fire killed four neighborses and seriously injured a dozen more. investigators still don't know what caused the gas line to explode as the search for clues continues. the california public utility commission is ordering pg&e to inspect all 5,000 miles of the gas line statewide. they are calling on the utility to change procedure for responding to gas leaks and preserve all records for its work on the line that goes through san bruno. pge crews are working to -- pg&e crews are working to restore power. lilian kim is live in san bruno with their home coming. lilian? >> beverly mandell's home was initially yellow taged which means she could only go home to retrieve her belongings. inside there are remanence of the pipeline explosion. >> i'm probably gonna have to have a new ceiling or something. that's also got holes in it. >> i expected to be in tears, but i wasn't. i am lucky this house is still standing here. >> dozens
blame this fire in april on an unattended candle used to light the home. four children died in the fire. >> it was customer who had been disconnected. they were unfortunately using apparently candles inappropriately. >> pg&e had used smart meter technology to cut off electricity to the family because the family wasn't keeping up with its bills. some say shutoffs will happen more frequently. now as more smart meters are installed. >> our concern is that with the advent of smart meters that have the capability of remotely shutting off customers without having to go physically visit the house that could significantly increase. >> for the first five months of 2009, pg&e used smart meters to cut off power to 4300 customers. that increase of 52,000 for the same period this year. pg&e insists that smart meters have not changed the way it does business. >> the advent of the smart meter has not changed the process with working with customers. >> they point to a different set of numbers. >> through the end of may the number of shutoffs in 2010 is down 33%. >> it points to the total number of all
enjoying the outdoors. energy officials are asking us though to conserve power for another day. >> san jose's park is closed today because of extreme fire danger. today is a fourth spare the air day. meteorologist mike nicco joins us with more on our triple digit temperatures. hey, mike. >> hey, how are you today? hopefully staying cool. just how hot it's going to be around the bay. a lot like yesterday. look at all the triple digits. you may be wondering what the asterisk is for, that's where i think we could tie or set the record high temperatures. yesterday's record-setting 93. half moon bay, cool spot. mid to upper 90s throughout the bay into the south bay to 100 morgan hill. low 1 hundreds throughout the east bay valleys. napa 99 to 103 in santa rosa. i think the poorest air quality will develop is over in the east bay valleys and also down into the santa clara valley. this is the lowest threshold so those that are most susceptible to ground-based ozone, the elderly, the young, those with asthma problems may want to stay inside and try to breathe some clean air. i'll have a clearing tr
and the u.s. are now on full alert this morning. agents are investigating a possible threat from al qaeda-linked terrorists. >> they say this threat is credible and could involve commando-style tactics. brian ross investigates. >> reporter: tonight in paris, police evacuated the eiffel tower for the second time in two weeks after a bomb threat was called in. no bomb was found today. but officials in france are taking no chances. given what they believe is a very real threat. "we currently have reached the spike in the threat of an attack, which is unquestionable," the head of the french national police said last week. "as i speak to you this very moment, there is a specific threat against french interests," he added. this new threat to france, as well as germany and britain and the u.s., is coming from pakistan, according to intelligence officials. in large part from a contingent of german citizens who have been recruited for a jihad against the west over the last four years. >> some are german converts. many are turks. many are arabs. right new now we already have the first afghans and e
's begin with christiane amanpour. tell us what happened. >> reporter: well, diane, i just spent the last several hours with imam feisal abdul rauf of the islamic center here in manhattan. i was interviewing him when pastor jones made that statement from florida. and, he shook his head in bewilderment and gave a statement to me in which he said, "i am glad that pastor jones has decided not to burn any korans. however, i have not spoken with pastor jones or imam musri. i am surprised by their announcement. we are not going to toy with our religion or any other. nor are we here to barter." and the imam went on to tell me that this whole issue is so sensitive because he really has to take care of sensitivities here in the united states and abroad. >> well, it was incredible you were there with the imam for this whole roller coaster. stand by.xd we want to hear about your interview today. but we do want to go for the latest strange event in this strange story to matt gutman, in gainesville, florida, where pastor jones and his small group of followers first gained attention. matt? >> reporter:
where to even begin. 77-year-old les is using a shopping cart to get around because he fled without his walker. >> that thing was right on top of us. >> just so hot. >> reporter: and you lived in that home how long? >> 53 years. >> reporter: the pipeline is about as old as this neighborhood, but investigators still don't know why it blew. and while search teams are in there right now looking for more possible victims, investigators from the ntsb are also on-scene to try to determine exactly what went wrong. diane? >> neal, as you know, that gas pipe was enormous, we're talking 30 inches in diameter and buried three feet under ground. the utility company, pacific gas and electric, says it is still too hot to get close. but as we said, neighbors say they knew something was wrong. mike von fremd has that part of the story. >> reporter: investigators won't know what caused this disaster until it's safe to approach the site of the blast. >> we've yet to be able to get close enough to the actual source to be able to determine exactly why this happened. >> reporter: here's what they do know. i
6:01. thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. homicide investigators today plan to search a pittsburg landfill for a fourth straight day hoping to turn up clues or locate the remains of a hercules man believed to be one of five victims at the hands of a single bay area man. thomas is live at the landfill with the latest. >> good morning. took investigators about a week to figure out that this might be the place where they'd find frederick sales body. they've been searching for it, the remains of frederick for the past three days and a couple hours they begin the search again. the keller canyon landfill is where investigators will continue to search for 35-year-old frederick sales who has been missing since august 26. his whereabouts led police investigators here to pits berg, the canyon landfill. investigators are combed through 3,000 tons of trash, garbage and debris looking for sales' remains. the search has not turned up any new clues. >> unfortunately all the effort they've put in the last couple days they have yielded no results. they're going to continue un
called jones this afternoon expressing the concern for safety of u.s. troops if the burning took place. islamic extremists have been passing out leaflets around the koran burning and general david petraeus says the event could put american troops in greater danger. now, a multi faith event planned for san jose for tomorrow will take place that. is not being cancelled and it is called a celebration of diversity. many groups representing faith-based options are gathering in san jess yeah tomorrow to celebrate. in san jose, abc 7 news. >> thank you very much. we have more developing news, iran says it will free uc berkeley graduate sarah shord over the weekend tlchl is no word yet on the fate of sarah's boyfriend and their friend. abc 7 joins us now with reaction from family and friends. >> reporter: as it stands now, the iranian government is saying they will release sarah shord saturday morning in tehran. of course that is late tomorrow night here in the bay area. i talked with several of her friends today. they say they will not rest easy until sarah is set free. >> i'm still holding m
of homes. janelle wang joins us with more. >> i'm just down the street from the site. investigators are expected to be here for the next seven to ten days gathering up all the evidence they need to determine the cause of last thursday's deadly explosion. >> investigators backed up the largest piece of evidence. the section of pipeline that was blown out of the ground last thursday. that and two other pieces, each about ten feet long will be shipped to washington, d.c. to a lab. >> we know it's pressurize go and de-pressurize ago pipe. it could be impact damage from excavation. >> they will look to see if there are any defects in the welding. >> we're very pleased that we do have such a big chunk of evidence but we're not sure we have all the fragments of the pipe. anybody that finds a metal fragment, please report it to us. >> they also want amateur video of the site prior to the explosion. also, if anyone noted dying vegetation which could be a is sign of leaking gas. they have ordered pg&e to inspect all 6400 miles of gas transmission lines with priority given to lines running und
on what works and what doesn't. >>> and, climb every mountain. someone who shows us all how to win at life, every single day. it's the american heart. >>> good evening. and it is right there behind me, the u.s. capitol. and 48 days now until the november congressional elections, which is shaping up to be a lively and crackling political showdown. last night, tea party candidates scored huge wins in several states, upending the predictions, and this morning, the democrats are marshaling forces. and on the republican side, karl rove is expressing surprise. jon charl karl has been running down results for us and is here tonight. good evening, jon. >> reporter: diane, the republican leadership is just stunned by what happened last night in delaware, and now they are scrambling to get control of a movement that seems to be taking over their party. >> you betcha. >> reporter: republican leaders had called her a fraud, a liar and unelectable. but now they have to call christine o'donnell republican nominee for senate. >> i didn't count on the establishment to win the primary. i'm not counting on
inside. rain coming on sunday. >> thank you very much. >> okay. thanks for joining us i'm cheryl jenning autos i'm >>> tonight on "world news," needing help. the number of americans living in poverty soars. what this really means for your struggling neighbors, day by day. >>> meeting the queen. the pope, in a rare encounter with royalty. he has more to say on the church sex scandals than before. >>> facing danger. a gunman opens fire on a doctor in one of america's most famous hospitals. >>> naming the new sheriff in town. the consumer advocate and janitor's daughter on a mission to speak up to wall street. >>> breathing easy. and amazingly simple. is this the way to reduce your high blood pressure? >>> good evening. america is the land, the nation of plenty, the richest country in the history of the world. but we have real numbers tonight on the staggering increase in people barely getting by. in a new report today, the government says 44 million americans now live in poverty. 4 million joined the list just last year. and that means 1 out of every 7 people we pass on the street
. >>> and good morning, everybody. thanks for being with us today. voter frustration over money woes is boiling over. and some americans had a chance to tell the president exactly how they feel. >> that concern comes at the same time as some surprising news about the recession. emily schmidt has more on that from washington this morning. good morning, emily. >> reporter: vinita and rob, good morning to you. a group of economists now says the recession is over. that it ended last summer, about six months after president obama took office. now, as we approach midterm elections, the president is working to convince voters the economy is still headed in the right direction. the recession is over. the national bureau of economic research declared monday, saying the longest downturn since the great depression actually ended in june 2009. but many americans say seeing is believing. and they don't believe just yet. >> is the american dream dead for me? >> i'm exhausted. i'm exhausted of defending you. defending your administration. >> reporter: president obama faced frustrated and worried voters at a t
paints a different picture, one of a concerned father who is given permission by the boy's parents to use scare straight tactics. >> at no time do you hear the parents of the young man objecting, getting upset, crying. so the video is absolutely exculpatory from the cop's perspective. >> and the attorney points to this moment when the father talks to his son while cuffed. >> use your head. >> his department in the meantime is reviewing the duty manual which does not make specific mention of this type of behavior. >> we determined that there should be probably a very specific section that addresses this or several versions into creating one. >> sergeant lopez says the officer may have violated more than just those two policies. he is currently on administrative leave. lisa amin gulezian, abc7 news. >> thanks very much. >>> a judge cleared the way for california's first execution in nearly five years. that means that pending any last-minute appeals albert brown will be put to death one minute after midnight next wednesday morning. he would be the first death row inmate executed in the newly
it will take billions from our children when we can least afford it. get california working again-for all of us. >>> next at 4:00, getting rid of dangerous drugs in your home. a new program that could help a nationwide problem. >>> plus, he is scheduled to be california's first execution in nearly five years. the deadline that could determine how he dies. >> and a fundraiser is underway for the people of san bruno. >>> good afternoon. i'm dan noyes. there's a new push tonight from the drug enforcement administration to help prevent the abuse of prescription drugs by getting you to chuck what's in your cabinet. >> lisa: lisa amin gulezian joins us live now. >> lisa: some drugs are being sold, problem the police are trying to stop. they're hoping campaigns like this will help. people are cleaning out their medicine cabinets today. and bringing their extra or expired prescription to police departments all over the country. 25 dropoff cites were here in the bay area. in san francisco's tenderloin district. police want prescription drugs to come here instead of ending up out here. >> traditionally,
morning. and thanks for being with us on this monday. i'm vinita nair. >> and i'm mike marusarz in for rob nelson. >>> five weeks until midterm elections, and the democrats are fighting to hold on to the control of congress. >> so they are sending the party heavyweights out on the campaign trail. emily schmidt joins us with more on what's at stake for the white house and on capitol hill. good morning, emily. >> reporter: vinita and mike, good morning to you. well, senators this week in washington are going to wrap up their work here so they can head home and campaign for those critical midterm elections. with just five weeks to go, tactics are ranging from personal to presidential. at the end of september, politics feel like november. >> you ought to be there for him on election day. >> reporter: heavy hitters are campaigning in races that ought to be a cinch in the past. democrat barney frank has been in congress for 30 years, but this year republicans are threatening to take back control of the hill. >> when we don't have people trying to make things worse and trying to obstruct, we can
the public is going to pay for on election day. terry mcsweeney joins us now from oakland with more. terry? >> 15 officers have either quit or retired from the oakland police department since july and the folks here at the police officer's association say the funding is there, replace them. but the city administrator and others are saying why do anything right now until we see what voters do about measure x on the november ballot. you will remember in july '80 officers were let go to close the city's budget problem. 15 are retired since then, two more are leaving next week and it keeps going. measure x would bring dozens of officers on the force by imposing a parcel tax of $360. between now and the election, it is a matter of public and officer safety to put every funded officer on the force even if just for a few weeks. >> if there's money to do this and they're underfunding us and said they were going to fund us a certain amount then bring officers back. if they have to lay them off next year, then we do but we at least have a full staff. they need to do that. >> we want to bring back on
-care. >> reporter: that's playing right into republican hands. >> i believe washington is crushing us in spending and debt. >> reporter: is this a vote for republicans or just against democrats? >> if republicans win control of congress, it's because voters are voting against democrats. >> reporter: while conservative tea party candidates may have complicated republican efforts. experts believe they are on track to regain control of the house. with high-profile democrats in tight races, harry reid and barbara boxer, republicans could make a run at power in the senate, too. feeling that wave, mr. obama has been left with little choice but to blame his predecessor and plead for patience. >> if the economy was a car and they drove it into the ditch, they come and tap us on the shoulder and they say, we want the keys back. you can't have the keys back. you don't know how to drive. >> reporter: a message that doesn't appear to be working. >> that effort has failed. the president can continue to work to try to show voters. that they need more time. that was what ronald reagan did in 1982. at this point
of us--my daughter, terri, and i had gone down to the bus that day to pick him up. and as soon as the bus driver called up the school and they had said that he hadn't been at school for the day, i immediately grabbed my daughter and we turned and started basically running back up to the house to the car to get to the school, and she was behind, so i didn't even actually see her face. oprah: yes, but you all--you were living together at the time? >> oh, yeah. oprah: yeah, so what was her reaction through all of this? >> it seemed--she seemed upset about it, but the reaction was more about her and the--i guess we'll call it the inconvenience that the investigation was imposing on her, as opposed to the effort to find him. oprah: mm-hmm. when did you become suspicious of her? >> the first polygraph results came back. she was very vocal with everyone in the entire house about how it went, how that she failed. and then the actions after that and the discussions that we had trying to understand what happened that day, she would change her story daily, if not more than that. i mean, e
was seen driving was found. >> at this point, that is the biggest loosened for us. >> they found him last night as he was driving tran's are ka. he ended up at the 99 ranch market in richmond. he ran inside and grabbed a meat cleaver. a chp officer shot him to death. inside the car they found tran's body in the passenger seat. >> you know, we love her dearly. she is a great catch. any man would love to be with her. she -- it is so sad. she will never see her son get married or be a grandmother. >> cindy tran had three sons, and they tell us she was a loving mother who lived for her kids. they say she had broken up with him a couple weeks ago. she was planning on reuniting with their father. live in hercules, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >> amy, thanks. >>> police say the white cadillac escalade found in the parking lot is linked to both the suspect and to two women found dead inside a house in vallejo. abc7's alan alan wang picks up the story from there. >> police believe the de come -- the decomposing bodies were the missing friends, alan and smart. >> it appearses the bodies have been her
day weekend. >> it's going to put a hurting on us. >> reporter: there is a feeling here of relief that no one was hurt and that everyone will bounce back quickly. david? >> steve osunsami. steve, thanks very much. >>> the national hurricane center is tracking earl as we move into this holiday weekend. and so we turn to bill read again tonight, the head of the national hurricane center. and bill, where is earl right now and how long before we're out of the woods on this? >> right now, earl is south of new england and moving northeast at over 20 miles an hour. it will speed up overnight, come just south of nantucket and cape cod, and then move off into the canadian maritimes during the day on saturday. so, after people get up saturday morning, the skies are going to start clearing. >> and that is the good news. you told me earlier that you have your eye on several systems already in the pipeline. what does it look like? >> this is the wave that with us was gaston. another wave that came off of africa yesterday. these are ones that we are watching for potential development. and you c
-acre area. they just told us that is expected to take another two to three more days. looking for a need until a haystack doesn't even begin to describe the task before this team of 20 searchers. this is a grisly hunt for a clue in a landfill. >> at this time they are going through 3,000 tons of debris. >> reporter: the search mirrors the same tedious process that has taken place at the landfill for three days now. an excavator collects debris one bucket at a time, and by hand, volunteers and members of the hercules police department sift through the trash, hoping that something, anything, leads them to fed rick solis' well-s. >> all the efforts have yielded no results. >> reporter: the 35-year-old hasn't been seen since august 26th, and authorities fear he could be the fifth victim in a string of murders at the hands of if valdemore. police say in a fit of jealousy, valid more likely killed sales' father and tran's girlfriend. and investigators believe valdemore suspect thread hey have been a romantic relationship between the father or son and tran. police say valdemore could also be co
expressed concern u.s. tourists could become victims of anti-american backlash. >> the question of whether state worker furloughs are legal went before california's supreme court today. labor groups argued the governor's order violates a collective bargaining agreement with workers guaranteeing a 40 hour work week. lawyers point out forcing lawyers to stay home is better than just laying them off. >> reducing work days by two per month, the furlough order is that furlough executive order before the court is certainly a far less of a hardship on state employees than being laid off in entirely. >> three day per month furloughs translate to a 14% pay cut, one workers say they can't afford. >> i'm a single mother two of kids. we don't qualify for food stamps or unemployment, working overtime, not getting paid overtime ohed, staying here until 7:00 at night. it's been very hard. >> the court has 90 days to issue a ruling. the furloughs will continue. >> the governor and a hundred business leaders leave for a six day trade mission. the goal to create jobs in california. david louie joins us from
conference i thought. >> a little different. >> thanks for joining us. world news is next. i'm cheryl jenning autos hope to see you >>> tonight on "world news," the fight is on. the campaign showdown on taxes and the economy. as the president calls out republicans by name. >>> and they are under water in parts of texas, swamped by a foot of rain from hermine. rescues at the last minute. >>> "world news" investigates. what if translators for u.s. soldiers in afghanistan only pretended to know the language? the wrong world can be fatal. brian ross is here. >>> and getting answers on your health. dr. oz talks about his cancer scare. we ask more questions about preventing cancer for everyone. >>> and here east's a dancing d. new scientific proof how you can be a star when your friends go dancing. >>> good evening. it will be the big battle to the finish line in november, and this is the question -- how big a tax cut will you get next year? and should taxes increase on the wealthiest americans? we have an exclusive interview with the president tonight. he walked into the lion's de
proportion of the translators working with u.s. forces in afghanistan can't speak the local language. a whistle blower says. is their employer defrauding america and putting lives at risk? it's a "nightline" investigation. >>> and, fighting words? with tensions high over the possible burning of the koran and fears about islam, deepak chopra weighs in. we ask him about his eyebrow-raising new book. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, and terry moran in washington, this is "nightline," september 8th, 2010. >> good evening, i'm terry moran. and, with economic indicators, political polls continuing to bring bad news for president obama and the democrats, the president's hitting the road these dames to rally support for his agenda. the debate turns on tax cuts, transportation spending and subsidies for small business to take effect in the years ahead. but meanwhile, many americans find themselves with a more immediate consideration. cash. so, tonight, brian rooney takes us to one colorful place people go to grease the
take them to australia. >> that is right. and thanks for joining us. >>> tonight on "world news" -- investigating the inferno. the latest on what caused that pipeline explosion. and with 2.5 million miles of pipe in america, how to know your neighborhood is at risk. >>> tackling taxes -- 50 days before the election, will you really end up paying less or more? >>> bruised brains among kids who play basketball. why is the danger even greater for girls? >>> and a hero's story -- he's getting his medal of honor. and we have that first interview about that life-changing moment of courage. >>> good evening. we can't see them but they are everywhere crisscrossing america -- 2.5 million miles of natural gas pipeline, enough to circle the earth 100 times. tonight, we have the latest on the investigation into the california explosion, as stunned residents there head home to see what's left of their neighborhood. neal karlinsky tells us how investigators are looking at the age of the pipes and piecing together the clues. he's in san bruno again this monday for us. good evening, neal. >> re
supervisors call for a review of when deputies and use tasers after an abc 7 report. >> here's a look from downtown san francisco. the clouds a little lower and they have more moisture in them so expect some drizzle this morning but warmer weather this afternoon and i'll update you on the chance of rain. >> an update on the cash paying lanes at the toll plaza. everything looking good around the bay area. >> it's 6 a.m. this wednesday morning. thank you for waking up early and joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. topping our news, governor schwarzenegger will arrive in san bruno for a first-hand look at the damage done by the san bruno fire. pg&e facing new questions how long it took to shut off gas after the blast. terry mcsweeney has the vice chairman with him right now to address those questions. >> i'd like to address that question you just brought up, kristen. the problem seems to have been that the pg&e couldn't get that gas shut off in the most timely fashion. what was the problem and what are you looking at? >> we're developing a time line regarding that issue because on
jose. you've got samsung right there, you've got cisco there. people telling us this has got to change. >> i would hope pg&e would do the inspections and take care of what is necessary, that is needed. >> that was the consensus of those we spoke to at north first street, an intersection very busy during the day. word from pg&e that the natural gas pipeline that runs underneath the street here is on the top priority list for repairs under another section of pipe near the milpitas border. >> that's the beginning of the process. makes you want to know where are they precisely, what condition are they in? what can we do to help? what can pg&e do? can they do it faster? >> pg&e wanted to make what mayor reed describes as a courtesy call before it turns over the entire list of pipelines later today we know there are two sites in milpitas, one in livermore, one in south san francisco and one in fremont. but it's the one at first that has one man doing his best to stay calm. >> i'm trying to not be too paranoid about it but it makes me reconsider coming in and just working from home downtown i
the cause is internal corrosion. >> if you don't have the statistics of the u.s., most of the cases of corrosions, damage, are external. >> pg&e can't comment at this time to the article because of the ongoing investigation but will say mic is rare in the pipeline system. there have been seven leaks in the pg&e transmission lines, about 6400 miles since january 2005 due to internal corrosion but they don't know if they were called by mic's specifically. the insides were removed and microbial inhibitors applied when necessity. the investigation is expected to take one year. we just got word media was allowed in. i got a tour of this area. we'll get a full report tonight at 5:00 and 6:00. >> jenelle, thanks very much taz memorial as much as will be held today for three generations of a family who died in the gas explosion. 85-year-old levon bulls, her son gregory and her 17-year-old grandson william all died in the intern no. today's service will take place at the first presbyterian church at burlingame at 4:00 this afternoon. a procession at mills high school. >> traffic is being div
25th. >> this morning, we have some breaking news. the u.s. has launched a massive new offensive in southern afghanistan. 8,000 troops are now trying to drive out insurgents from a key, taliban stronghold. our reporter is live on the front lines. >>> flood zone. as heavy rain and cresting rivers flood entire neighborhoods. and more rain is forecast for today. >>> manhunt, three suspects on the run, after a brazen, bizarre bank robbery. they kidnapped a bank teller the night before, strapped a bomb to him. and then, had him bring out the money. we'll have the very latest. >>> and free again. a judge sends lindsay lohan back to jail for another month. but then, another judge sets her free on bail. she is back out this morning. but will she end up back behind bars? >>> and we're very happy to have ashleigh banfield with us this morning. you are here because the person who normally sits here is off for a very good reason. bianna golodryga, getting married today. >> what a great day. best wishes from everybody here to bianna. we remember it well, don't we? >> yes. >> some of us more r
with a plan of action to prevent another san bruno tragedy from happening. david louie joins us with a proposal by california's two senators. >> senators feinstein and boxer are seeking tighter regulations using technology to step up pipeline inspections. >> it's on our collective shoulders now after this happened. we have been warned. >> senator boxer and other members of the senate commerce subcommittee don't want another san bruno. they're working on new, tighter regulations for pipeline safety and doubling the number of inspectors. the federal agency that does inspections acknowledged it's shoirt staffed. >> each inspector is responsible for over 2000 miles of pipeline. the distance from san francisco to chicago. >> the staift bill calls for more use of technology called smart picks. they're small sensor that's can detect defects by moving through pipelines. the pipeline safety trust has been urging their use nearly two decades. >> scleerly, smart picks are the best available technology for assessing the true condition of a pipeline. again this is another debate that should
. the department said it's deputies go through training on the use of force. this 64-year-old peter mcfarland with a heart condition was tased repeatedly in june, last year it was excruciating. it. >> it didn't appear he was a threat to himself or others. it was disturbing and made me shudder. >> reporter: dr. byron lee is a cardiologist and has done research on the lethal affects of tasers. it has real risks. if you get tased in the right place it can cause sudden cardiac arrest. >> mcfarland had just been treated by paramedics. soon after two, deputies showed up. >> the sheriffs ran up stairs into the room like a bunch of cowboy autos this video have a camera mounted on the taser. the lace jer targeted on mcfarland's chest. the deputy says he's going to take him to the hospital because he may be suicidal. >> we're going to take tout hospital for an evaluation. >> mcfarland said it was a crack he made because of the pain of injuries. the deputy orders him to get up, or else he'll tase him. his wife tells deputies he has a heart n condition. then, he gets up, he's tased three times bef
and veiled himself in the use of the vehicles and things like that. >> authorities spotted him driving his girlfriend's acurea in pleasant hill, a chase through thest east bay ended in richmond. he ran inside of the 99 ranch market neat department he grabbed a cleaver, threatening officers. the chp shot him dead, then made a gruesome december cover rye additional units outside of the parking lot locating a female in the passenger seat they believed was initially condon shus them pulled her out to render aid, noticed she had been deceased. >> now, authorities also believe that the girlfriend may have been strangled to death. as for the escalade, it remains here in the parking lot. the man told us he did peek inside, didn't see anything unusual inside of the truck. hercules police say salas's outstanding disappearance now remains a big loosened in this case. -- loose-enend in this case. >>> a second suspect was arrested and police found a house full of explosives and chemicals. >> bodies and bombs is how one neighbor describes what is found in this house behind me. there is a detective told
. >> you certainly don't need to use your wipers this morning heading into san francisco. that's a nice change. no delays at the bridge toll plaza. >> and in oakland, freeway exit turns into a wrecking yard after a dump truck comes speeding out of control. 13 cars were damaged and five people hurt. >> hopefully a better morning. 5:00. thanks for joining us on this thursday. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. president obama is calling on a florida minister to call off his plan to burn copies of the karan on the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. in an exclusive interview airing later this morning on "good morning america," the president calls a recruitment bonanza for al-queda. the state department is ordering u.s. embassies to assess security in case of anti-american violence and a muslim leader is offering to diffuse the situation. >> i said i'll stand with you. i will talk. i will defend you as my neighbor. >> we are not convinced that backing down is right thing. >> imagine a pastor so egotistical he would sacrifice the lives of initialnaries and soldiers to go forward. >> of
morning at 6:00 on this tuesday. we have a lot of developing news for you. thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. let's get to it. forgot my own name. late and breaking news following all morning. imprisoned hiker and cal graduate sarah shore released from prison. jenelle, tell us more. >> this is such great news. just came down in the past hour. american sarah shore has been released for more than a year in prison. those closest to her expected something to happen today but basically this release out of the blue. her family didn't even have a heads up. we did get a statement from a state women rights organization saying they're feeling sad that sarah has to leave her fiancee shane and best friend josh. they're still in prison, that's in iran. but, of course, this is great news that sarah shore has been released. the three u.s. berkeley graduates captured in july 2009 after crossing the border between northern iraq and iran. iran accuses the three of spying and illegally entering the country. the family insists they were hiking and entered the country accidental
,000 feet of hoses towards the blast site. >> as close as we can get. there are citizens helping us drag hose. and this is all hands on deck. >> and at 9:00 the following morning, for this san bruno native leaving the scene was almost as difficult as watching neighbors and friends lose their homes and their lives. >> this is probably one of the hardest things he had to do. this is like my family. >> those first crews were so overwhelmed when they got here to this scene that they said they thought the neighborhood would be destroyed and there would be many more lives shot saying what saved them was a team effort many agencies from around the county were among the first responders here and that they're able to work well together to communicate properly. abc 7 news. >> thanks very much. >> the coroner confirmed identity of the fourth victim of the fire 81-year-old elizabeth torres tried -- dried trying to -- died trying to escape her home. >> the national transportation safety board updated its investigation into the pipeline explosion within the past hour. the vice chairman say they have r
's kind express toll lane will open on interstate 680. >> the drivers will use the new 14-mile southbound expressway lane from pleasetantton to milpitas. it allows you to use the lane for a price. that starts out at just 30 cents when there's no traffic but as the freeway gets more congested, the price goes up to as much as $6. drivers need a fas trak transponder and signs alert the drivers to the designated entry and exit points. we'll have a live report from jenelle wang in the next half hour and megan will have traffic updates throughout the morning. >> traffic use has grown since 2006 when officials set a goal of 70% usage. the latest survey shows that goal has almost been reached with 68.6% of bridge users now having fas trak. the number of morning drivers on the bay bridge using fas trak has nearly doubled to nearly 77%. >> pg&e could release a list of its 100 riskiest pipeline locations as soon as today. this comes after pressure from federal and state leaders including governor schwarzenegger. the utility isn't saying exactly what it plans to do but it could release the list along
it's 4:59. thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. right now the bay area's first ever expressway lane is opening up to drivers. that means solo drivers can pay for the privilege of using what would otherwise be a carpool lang. jenelle wang is live over 680 in fremont. this has been in the works for a long, long time. >> yeah. and it's finally here. set to open in about 30 seconds from now officially. at 5 a.m. the bay area's first expressway lane. i'm along highway southbound 680. you can see the traffic going southbound right here. there will be three entry and three exit points. you're looking at one of the entry points here. washington boulevard exit. the new expressway lane replaces the carpool lane on southbound 680 between pleasanton and milpitas. a 14-mile stretch. it operates between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m. monday through friday. carpoolers will be able to use the lane for free as well as motorcycles, transit buses and highway vehicles with valid stickers but solo drivers can use the lane with fair fas trak pass. only three entry and exit points and ille
you for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. topping our news we could find out which local gas pipelines pose the biggest risk to life and property. in the wake of the san bruno explosion and fire, local officials have put intense pressure on pg&e to release that list of the hundred most dangerous. terry mcsweeney is live in san bruno with the story. terry? >> yeah. the report that we're all waiting for today is 100 most dangerous natural gas pipelines on pg&e. don't have that yet but we do have a partial list to share with you this morning. right now let's take a look at some video that we have of the situation that we are talking about. we're talking about very dangerous pipelines. our media partner, the mercury news reports that san jose and milpitas city officials received a call, came in yesterday from pg&e, the utility that owns the pipeline that blew out a couple weeks ago. got two one nears casman drive. two very dangerous pipelines in its city west of i-880. fremont, livermore and south san francisco having already received word that they have dangerous pipel
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